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  • Northumberland Council to monitor street obstacles


    Northumberland County Council is conducting a series of town centre audits of street obstacles after pressure from campaigners to tackle the problem.

  • Campaigner takes candidate on 'blindfold' walk in Redcar


    Local campaigner Linda Shaw took Liberal Democrat Candidate for Redcar, Josh Mason, on a blindfold walk around Redcar on 2 April to highlight the challenges she faces on a daily basis.

  • Labour candidate takes part in 'blindfold' walk in Stockton


    Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stockton South, Louise Baldock, took part in a blindfold walk around Yarm on 1 April to highlight the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face in the town centre.

  • Blindfold walk gives Berwick candidate useful insight


    Northumberland campaigner Chris Grethe took Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Berwick, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, on a blindfold walk around Alnwick on 31 March to highlight the problems with street clutter in the town.

  • Share your views on future rail provision in the North


    As you may be aware, the Government is currently undertaking a tender process to appoint new operators to run two rail services, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail from late 2015 onwards. We want to hear your experiences of the current services and what improvements you would like to see in any new service provision.

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